Compliance Updates for Summer 2024

Here at ESC, our compliance department is consistently monitoring labor-related rules and regulations on the federal, state, and local levels.  We identify and advise our clients on updates to existing regulations, newly enacted legislation, and labor-related items in the legislative pipeline.  Here are three key updates for summer 2024: Paid Lactation Breaks and Paid Prenatal … Continued

5 Tips for Managing Political Discussion in the Workplace

At the beginning of 2024, one of the HR trends to keep an eye on was the social and political climate. Between the presidential debate scheduled for later this month, increased action on the campaign trail, and the wide media coverage of former President Trump’s conviction, some political conversation is likely to trickle into the … Continued

Marijuana Deregulation and Workplace Concerns for NYS Employers

The Deregulation of Marijuana in NYS  In March 2021, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act was signed into law, making New York the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Cannabis Law legalized the use of cannabis (also known as marijuana or recreational marijuana) by adults 21 years of age or older. The legislation established … Continued

Top 5 Common Compensation Challenges Faced by Business Leaders

With  Q2  upon us, your business needs and goals may require some new employees to grow your business. A challenge many owners and leaders encounter is cost- how will these new employees be compensated? What is an appropriate salary range? Is it sustainable for the long term? In this blog, we will explore the top … Continued

Highlights From ESC’s Recent HR Seminar

Employers in New York State have no shortage of employment regulations with which they must comply.  Recently, ESC co-hosted with the law firm Gross Shuman, an interactive panel discussion at the Hyatt Place.  Our own Liz Warren and Katie Adrian were joined by Hugh Carlin and Kevin Burke of Gross Shuman to discuss the latest … Continued

Legal and HR Panel Discussion

Employer Services Corporation and Gross Shuman PC proudly present Important Rule Changes & HR Trends for 2024 Employers in New York State have no shortage of employment regulations with which they must comply.  In this interactive panel discussion designed for business owners and executives, Liz Warren and Katie Adrian of Employer Services Corporation will be … Continued

2024 HR Trends & Legislation to Watch

The start of a new calendar year presents a great opportunity to plan for the year ahead. As employee experience guidance and compliance requirements evolve, keeping abreast of trends and pending legislation allows you to prepare for challenges coming down the pike. In the spirit of proactiveness, here are 6 topics to keep on your … Continued

2024 Updates to New York State Minimum Wage

New York State Department of Labor has recently published the minimum hourly wage increase to become effective January 1, 2024. They have also released regulations for the corresponding increase to the salary exempt threshold for those exempt from overtime under the administrative or executive exemption, which is expected to be finalized.    NY State Minimum … Continued

Reflecting On Google’s Empire: What Has Made Them So Successful?

Google is easily one of the most recognized companies of our time. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, and since has skyrocketed to success. What was once just a simple search engine, is now a global technology giant, offering numerous services and products that have become a part of … Continued

I-9 Compliance Considerations

  Much has already been written about changes in the I-9 verification form.  The well-known form is used to “verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States.”  This is one of the most important onboarding documents and completing it correctly is crucial, as penalties for non-compliance are steep – … Continued